Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945


Monument chart: M0829
Monument Name T/R Number
Plaquette Wellington Z1611 T1609
Date unveiling Street City Zipcode Province
2004 Mekkelinkweg Hellendoorn 7447 RW Overijssel
A plaque telling the story of the event. In addition to the text, there is also a profile of a Wellington on the plaque. This plaque is one of 21 and is part of the project 'Opdat niet wordt vergeten' within the municipality of Hellendoorn.Hellendoorn.
Wellington Z1611 took off at 23:45 hrs for an operation to Emden in Germany. Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Wolfrat Bauer of the 7./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Twente airfield - (claim) 5 km NW Nijverdal (4A); crashed near Rhaan 5 km north of Hellendoorn. All five rest at Hellendoorn cemetery.